Fire Destroys Railways Slum

Fire has gutted a slum quarters at Railways, near Graphic road in Accra.
The Thursday night fire, which started around 11:00 pm completely razed down dozens of structures.

The, firemen struggled to control the blaze as the fire kept spreading quickly because most of the structures were wooden and contained items such as gas cylinders which fueled the blaze.

It has not yet been established what might have triggered the fire but residents believe it might have been caused by one of the slum dwellers who lit a candle in his room and left it to purchase something.

Residents were devastated and could barely speak as some desperately tried to salvage their belongings in vain.

One of the slum dwellers who was taking his bath at the time the fire started, said all he had left is a piece of towel wrapped around his waist.

Meanwhile the Deputy Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), Prince Billy Anaglatey says it is too early to determine what caused the fire but noted that investigations will continue.

He also stated that fire fighters found it a huge channel accessing the fire scene. No casualties were recorded, he said.

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